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  • Real Reason Pope Benedict 'Retired' was because of Cabal Headed by George Soros, Obama, & Clinton

    09/03/2019 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 63 replies
    nteb ^ | 9/3/19 | Geri Ungurean
    Did billionaire speculator George Soros, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Obama/Clinton adviser John Podesta conspire to overthrow the conservative Pope Benedict XVI and replace him with a radical, Pope Francis? Did they use America’s intelligence agencies, and our nation’s diplomatic machinery, political muscle, and financial power to coerce and blackmail “regime change” in the Roman Catholic Church? Far from being some wild conspiracy theory, there is sound prima facie evidence to indicate that this is a serious effort to expose a political scandal of the highest order, involving flagrant, criminal abuse of...
  • [Cath Cauc] Cardinal Danneels admits being part of clerical ‘Mafia’ that plotted Francis’ election

    05/27/2019 10:42:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Danneels admits being part of clerical ‘Mafia’ that plotted Francis’ election September 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The authorized biography of Cardinal Godfried Danneels, out next week, is even more of a bombshell than expected. Not only do the two authors, Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, reveal that the Cardinal was a regular member of a secret pressure group of Churchmen that met in the Swiss town of Sankt-Gallen, but the Cardinal himself has publicly and good-humoredly admitted the fact. Danneels even said that what was officially but discreetly labeled “the Sankt-Gallen group” was referred to by its...
  • The LGBT Political Campaign Behind Pope Francis' Election

    05/12/2019 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/19 | David Martin
    It indeed behooves the Church's episcopal body to take a closer look at the 2013 papal election, since we may very well be witnessing the fulfillment of the prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi concerning a false shepherd With theologians and bishops aghast over what some are calling ‘the most terrible schism the world has ever seen,’ it behooves the Catholic hierarchy to take a closer look at the 2013 papal election since it appears to have raised to the Chair of Peter “a man, not canonically elected.” To recap, on the eve of the 2013 conclave, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict

    04/17/2019 1:51:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 17, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict In the week that followed the explosive publication of Joseph Ratzinger’s “notes” on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, there are at least seven essential elements that have come into the open, which are to be kept in mind in view of future developments.*The first concerns the genesis of the publication of the “notes.” In the introductory paragraphs, Ratzinger says that he wrote them “in the hiatus between the announcement of the meeting of the presidents of the episcopal conferences and its...
  • Former Pope Benedict Is Right: Europe Needs to Appreciate Its Christian Roots

    04/15/2019 4:45:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies ^ | Michael J. Gaynor
    Pope Benedict XVI, previously known as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, should be heeded: he knows what of he speaks. In the first general audience of his pontificate he stressed Europe's "inalienable" Christian roots. The wisdom of his choice of the his papal name Benedict (the name of Pope Benedict XV, "a courageous and authentic prophet of peace" who led the Catholic Church during the dark years of World War I, and Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine order and one of the patron saints of Europe) is being confirmed by the current rioting in Europe by an Islamic extremist criminal element...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/11-Friday 4/12/2019

    04/12/2019 2:42:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Julian Assange arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday...... The 'no one is above the law' talking point repeated by British Prime Minister Theresa May speaking to the House of Commons. The Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, says the British government should oppose Assange's extradition to the United States..... Eucadorian authorities have arrested a man described as being "close" to Assange.... A reporter for British activist Tommy Robinson's "TR.NEWS" website detained at Los Angeles International Airport....... Trump tweeting in part that its: "Too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom" Public opinion...
  • Benedict XVI Addresses Sex Abuse Scandal

    04/11/2019 8:30:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    The emeritus pope said a crisis in moral theology led the Church unable to defend itself against the social changes of the 1960sIn an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the Church’s proper response. “Today, the accusation against God is, above all, about characterizing His Church as entirely bad, and thus dissuading us from it. The idea of a better Church, created by ourselves, is in fact...
  • Pope Francis in the Wilderness

    04/30/2018 7:43:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2018 | JASON HOROWITZ
    VATICAN CITY — Five years ago, Pope Francis was elected to be an agent of change within a church shaken by scandals and the historic resignation of Benedict XVI. He quickly became a global force in geopolitics, setting the agenda on climate change and care for migrants. World leaders wanted to be near him. Even non-Catholics adored him.Today, Francis is increasingly embattled. The political climate has shifted abruptly around the world, empowering populists and nationalists who oppose much of what he stands for. Conservative forces arrayed against him within the Vatican have been emboldened, seeking to thwart him on multiple...
  • Viganò: Journalists Must Ask What Happened to ‘Cache of Documents’ Benedict Gave to Francis

    08/30/2018 6:52:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/30/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, August 30, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has spoken out from an undisclosed location in response to attempts to discredit his 11-page testimony implicating Pope Francis and several senior prelates in coving up Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians and priests. In an interview this week with Aldo Maria Valli, an Italian journalist who helped Viganò plan the publicatin of his statement, the former U.S. Nuncio pushed back on claims that he was motivated by revenge. Instead, he insists he spoke out because “the corruption has reached the top levels of the heirarchy of the Church. ”...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/28/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · by narses · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 8/11/2017 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • The question no one is asking

    08/22/2018 6:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | August 22, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    I’ll get right to it: Where is that 300 page dossier that was submitted to Pope Benedict XVI just days before he decided to flee for fear of the wolves? This is the same report that, one has good reason to believe, provides details concerning a vast homosexual network operating in the Vatican.According to a statement issued by the Holy See Press Office on  February 26, 2013:The Holy Father [Benedict] has decided that the acts of this investigation, known only to himself, remain solely at the disposition of the new pope.Since having the dossier placed in his hands more than five...
  • Episcopal Sodomy: Pope Francis Must Resign (Accused of covering up McCarrick's sexual misconduct)

    08/26/2018 12:25:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    In an 11-page confession of everything he knows about homosexual predation and silence with regard to it, written on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary — Aug. 22 — former papal nuncio and Vatican ambassador to the United States, Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, has outed numerous senior members of the hierarchy and said Pope Francis must resign: The homosexual networks present in the Church must be eradicated. ... These homosexual networks, which are now widespread in many dioceses, seminaries, religious orders, etc., act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of octopus tentacles, and strangle innocent...
  • Former Vatican official claims Pope Francis knew of abusive ex-cardinal, calls for his resignation

    08/26/2018 10:00:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2018 | Unattributed
    A former Vatican ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that he told Pope Francis in 2013 about allegations of sexual abuse against a prominent priest — and that Francis took no action. Now he is calling for Francis to step down. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano made the claims in a lengthy statement that concludes with a call for Francis' resignation: "In this extremely dramatic moment for the universal Church, he must acknowledge his mistakes and, in keeping with the proclaimed principle of zero tolerance, Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example to Cardinals and Bishops who...
  • Bp Strickland Joins Calls for Investigation Which Would Lead to Pope Francis' Resignation

    08/26/2018 8:34:36 AM PDT · by dangus · 115 replies
    Diocese of Tyler, TX ^ | 2018-08-26 | Bp Strickland
    Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and all Holy Faithful of the Diocese of Tyler, A letter (see below) by Archbishop Vigano, former Nuncio to the United States, raises grave allegations and calls for the resignation of numerous high ranking prelates including Pope Francis. Let us be clear that they are still allegations but as your shepherd I find them to be credible. Using this standard the response must be a thorough investigation similar to those conducted any time allegations are deemed to be credible. I do not have the authority to launch such an investigation but I will lend my voice...
  • Pope Francis ‘covered up for sex abuser McCarrick’ and must resign, says senior archbishop

    08/26/2018 8:47:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 8/24/18 | Damian Thompson
    Pope Francis stands accused this morning of covering up the crimes of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, one of the most senior and sinister sex abusers in the history of the Catholic Church.The allegation comes from the Vatican’s former apostolic nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 77, who has called on the Pope to resign.In a devastating 11-page written testament, Viganò says Francis lifted severe sanctions imposed on McCarrick for sexual wrongdoing by Pope Benedict XVI, the existence of which has not been made public until now.Viganò writes that he told Francis in person in 2013 that McCarrick ‘had...
  • Vatican Bombshell: McCarrick Conspiracy Uncovered! (Francis and Vatican Curia Directly Accused)

    08/25/2018 9:03:29 PM PDT · by NRx · 85 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08-24-2018 | Rod Dreher
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served at the papal nuncio (that is, Vatican ambassador) to the United States from 2011-2016, has dropped an atomic bomb on Francis’s papacy, charging that “corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy.”In a lengthy statement, Vigano says that Francis has known for years about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse, but brought him into the pontifical inner circle anyway, and sent him around the world on papal missions.In fact, says Vigano, the Roman curia has known about McCarrick since the year 2000, but McCarrick was protected by gay supporters honeycombed throughout the Vatican....
  • Q Anon: (4/6/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/06/2018 6:28:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,149 replies ^ | 4/6/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Vatican doctors photo of Benedict's praise for Francis

    03/14/2018 10:03:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2018 | AP
    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has admitted that it altered a photo sent to the media of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI about Pope Francis' theological background. The manipulation changed the meaning of the image.
  • An Uncanonically Elected Pope?

    10/21/2017 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/17 | David Martin
    With all the controversy that surrounded the election of Pope Francis upon the resignation of Pope Benedict in 2013, it seems that Catholics may have lost sight of a key element in this episode, namely, that Benedict XVI never resigned his papal office, but only the active exercise thereof. On the eve of his resignation, he said: “Anyone who accepts the Petrine ministry no longer has any privacy. He belongs always and completely to everyone, to the whole Church… “The ‘always’ is also a “forever”—there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the...
  • Resigned Pope Creates ‘Multiplied and Divided’ Authority, Author Says

    10/19/2017 5:39:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/16/17 | Claire Giangrave
    Italian journalist and scholar Fabrizio Grasso says that when Pope Benedict XVI resigned in 2013, he changed the institution of the papacy forever. Among other things, Grasso says, "it’s not hard to imagine a possible near future with more than one emeritus pope and, consequentially, an exclusive papal club, which could be no other than a proto-parliament of the Vatican State."ROME - Catholics have had to get used to a lot lately. The secularized state in the West has been progressively pushing faith to the margins, and Christians have been victims of persecutions around the globe. What’s more, the Church...